First 14 unaccompanied children from Calais “Jungle” reach Britain

UK Border Force staff escort the first group of unaccompanied minors from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to be brought to Britain as they arrive at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Religious leaders, refugee rights campaign groups and opposition parties have accused the government of dragging its heels on helping to move unaccompanied children out of the camp, which France has said it will soon demolish.

  • Alain

    Britain has no obligation to accept any of them. What a stupid thing to accept them; not exactly what Britain needs.

    • Those are old lookin children.

      • Alain

        Well, they can be as old as 40 and are still considered children.

        • barryjr

          Well they behave like children, it must be that self identify thingee.

  • Dana Garcia

    So the kiddies will be reunited with relatives — will the government do DNA tests to see whether they are truly family?

    DNA testing was instituted in the US after a gaggle of Somalis were fraudulent relatives.

  • mobuyus

    Fresh shave. Check. Uni-brow. Check. Come on in children. I come from a tradition were persons of this suspect age group were known as “youths” or “young-adults” and were treated as such and much was expected of them.

    • Tom Forsythe

      It is unfair that children in the West get two eyebrows, while these children only have one.

      • mobuyus

        Something to do with genetics I would guess.

  • Throw ’em in the pond – adults will float.

  • Uncommunist

    33 going on twelve ?

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  • simus1

    The scum that preceded them by a few years should now be ready to take up their critically required jobs in the social work establishment to keep the ball rolling with this bunch.
    There are dna and tooth enamel isotope tests and lots of other readily available checks to separate the wheat from the chaff. But that would be unfair and racist.